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Analogue cycling computer with GPS

Sep. 29, 2020 -

For the past week I have been riding my bicycle with Omata One, a special bike computer. Its mechanical hands indicate speed, distance, ascent and time ridden measured using precise GPS data. It is fun, read along to know why.

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The Omata One uses four mechanical hands to indicate speed (orange), distance (outer ring), ascent (left) and elapsed time (right)
The Omata One uses four mechanical hands to indicate speed (orange), distance (outer ring), ascent (left) and elapsed time (right)
Operating the Omata One is done using the outer ring which functions as a selector
Operating the Omata One is done using the outer ring which functions as a selector
The mechanical display is actually very power efficient, providing a 17+ hours battery life. Charging is done using a standard USB-C connector on the back.
The mechanical display is actually very power efficient, providing a 17+ hours battery life. Charging is done using a standard USB-C connector on the back.
Legibility remains great, even if you pickup some dirt
Legibility remains great, even if you pickup some dirt
Importing ride data is easy - with apps like Cyclemeter
Importing ride data is easy - with apps like Cyclemeter
Clear your mind by riding your bike in the early morning (photo taken during my morning commute)
Clear your mind by riding your bike in the early morning (photo taken during my morning commute)

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